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Parents' Guide to

Freddy Vs. Jason

By Nell Minow, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Scary, gory, nightmare-inducing slasher.

Movie R 2003 92 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 13+

Based on 17 parent reviews

age 2+

swallow crows

that scene when john favaeau eat the pizza was amazing

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
1 person found this helpful.
age 12+
Watch out for graphic Killings and blood including gore

This title has:

Great messages
Too much violence
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (17 ):
Kids say (58 ):

Outside of the title characters, the cast is uninteresting, even interchangeable; they're only there to get killed anyway. Save for the classically trained Robert Englund, who reprises his role as the diabolical Freddy Krueger, there are no memorable performances, just busty, pouty-lipped girls in revealing clothing and stereotyped, drunk high school guys who scream and run and get gutted like fish. The highlights are definitely Freddy and Jason. Indeed, Freddy Vs. Jason" delivers its promise of the ultimate battle between the two slasher characters.

This guest review was provided by the son of the Movie Mom, a 19-year-old fan of slasher movies who wanted me to give the movie an A-. Here's what he had to say: The newest addition to the series' will meet or surpass the expectations of the fans, while the critics will know to avoid it. The plot is ridiculous, and even if it made any sense it would be too pointless and too complicated to put down into a review. It's just an excuse to have two of the scariest guys in movie history fight each other with much carnage.

Movie Details

  • In theaters: August 14, 2003
  • On DVD or streaming: January 12, 2004
  • Cast: James Callahan , Kelly Rowland , Robert Englund
  • Director: Ronny Yu
  • Inclusion Information: Female actors, Black actors
  • Studio: New Line
  • Genre: Horror
  • Run time: 92 minutes
  • MPAA rating: R
  • MPAA explanation: pervasive horror violence/gore, gruesome images, sexuality, drug use and language
  • Last updated: January 1, 2023

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